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11/5/2022
Coronavirus (covid-19): Data For Scotland Week to 8 May 2022Thumbnail for article : Coronavirus (covid-19): Data For Scotland Week to 8 May 2022
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11/5/2022
Five Things That Economists Know, But Sound Wrong To Most Other PeopleThumbnail for article : Five Things That Economists Know, But Sound Wrong To Most Other People
Economists have shaped the modern world in many ways.  Governments make policy choices in response to the data that we produce about things like GDP and inflation.  
11/5/2022
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 10 May 2022
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 10th) sold 15 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (7) averaged 244.0p (+12.3p) and sold to 268.0p per kg and £1,698.80 gross.  
11/5/2022
Sailing In Treacherous Seas - No Comfort In This Latest Economic ReportThumbnail for article : Sailing In Treacherous Seas - No Comfort In This Latest Economic Report
A report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research published today (11 May 2022) predicts what most of us already know but is startling when you see the stark realities in a few sentences.   Cumulative policy responses to the exceptional sequence of shocks, which have buffeted the economy since June 2016, are set to lower the real incomes of households in the UK.  
11/5/2022
Streamlining Planning Processes
Consultation proposes changes to boost economy and help net zero transition.   As part of its Permitted Development Rights review, the Scottish Government is consulting on measures that would save applicants the time and expense of applying for planning permission for some types of development.  
11/5/2022
Extra Support For 30,000 Families
Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures'.   This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit.  
Still Time To Keep The HeidThumbnail for article : Still Time To Keep The Heid
Readers young and old are being challenged to spend six minutes reading on Wednesday 11May 2022.   It is part of Keep the Heid and Read campaign, a Scotland-wide reading initiative led by The Scottish Library and Information Council.  
Merger Of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides And UHI West Highland First Consultation Phase ConcludedThumbnail for article : Merger Of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides And UHI West Highland First Consultation Phase Concluded
Initial consultation finds support for proposed college merger project THE first phase of consultation around the proposed merger of UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland has concluded.   The majority of respondents were supportive of the rationale for the merger and the overall direction and vision for the proposed new college.  
10/5/2022
Warm Home Discount Expanded To Help 280,000 Scottish Households With Energy Bills
We have launched a consultation on a proposed expansion of the Warm Home Discount scheme for support in Scotland, expanding the scheme to cover an additional 50,000 Scottish households per year.   Over 280,000 low income and vulnerable households across Scotland to get extra help to pay their energy bills next winter.  
10/5/2022
HM Revenue and Customs - Don't Miss Out On The Help Available for Business
If you are a small or medium business (SME), we wanted to let you know about government support you can access now, to help you invest and grow.   Five ways you can get financial support for your business.  
10/5/2022
Why Do So Many People Watch Porn At Work? A Psychologist Explains
The resignation of Conservative MP Neil Parish has left many people wondering what could possibly lead someone to think it acceptable to watch pornography in their place of work.   After being reported by female colleagues who witnessed his actions, Parish admitted that he had twice looked at pornographic content on his phone in the House of Commons chamber.  
10/5/2022
Over Half Of Employees Miss Out On Catered Lunch Breaks, Survey RevealsThumbnail for article : Over Half Of Employees Miss Out On Catered Lunch Breaks, Survey Reveals
Over half of employees have never had a catered lunch break provided by their employer, a new nationwide survey has revealed.   Canteen Spend, from Just Eat for Business, looks to reveal employee attitudes towards food provisions at work, and what they would change.  
10/5/2022
More Than £2 Billion To Boost UK Submarine ProgrammeThumbnail for article : More Than £2 Billion To Boost UK Submarine Programme
Defence contracts of over £2 billion have been awarded to begin the third major phase of the Dreadnought submarine nuclear deterrent programme.   Around 30,000 jobs supported across the UK across the programme.  
10/5/2022
First UK Satellite Launch In Summer 2022Thumbnail for article : First UK Satellite Launch In Summer 2022
As part of a three-year mission two satellites will operate close to Earth experimenting and test imaging and interoperability.   The first satellite launch from the UK will take place this summer as Prometheus-2 takes off from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay, the Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin has announced today.  
10/5/2022
New Law To Protect Access To Cash Announced In Queen's Speech
New laws to protect access to cash and help victims of financial scams were announced by Her Majesty the Queen today.   Financial Services and Markets Bill will maintain and enhance the UK's position as a global leader in financial services having left the EU.  
10/5/2022
Seafarer Minimum Wage Laws Set SailThumbnail for article : Seafarer Minimum Wage Laws Set Sail
Government introducing pay protection reforms so that seafarers regularly entering UK ports are paid at least the equivalent of the UK national minimum wage.   ferries regularly sailing in and out of UK ports to pay an equivalent to UK national minimum wage UK leads global agenda to secure minimum wage corridors with key European countries.  
10/5/2022
Transforming Derelict Land In Scotland
Grants awarded from £50 million fund.   Some of Scotland's longest standing vacant and derelict sites will be transformed into affordable housing, community gardens and places of enterprise and learning by awards from a £50 million programme.  
10/5/2022
Morrisons Buys McColl's - What Does It Mean For The Retail Sector?
If current model of retailing continues there will be further failures.   McColls Stores are a vital provider of groceries for some.  
10/5/2022
Incineration Review Published - Independent Report Recommends Limit On Future Incineration Capacity
An independent review of the role of incineration in Scotland, which recommends a cap on future incineration capacity, has been welcomed by the Circular Economy Minister.   The report, which was authored by waste sector expert Dr Colin Church, reviews the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy, with a focus on aligning national capacity with Scotland's waste reduction targets.  
10/5/2022
Shell Leads United Kingdom As Most Valuable Brand While Exporters Are Booming In Post-covid BritainThumbnail for article : Shell Leads United Kingdom As Most Valuable Brand While Exporters Are Booming In Post-covid Britain
Shell is UK's most valuable brand, valued at £36.5 billion EY retains title of Britain's strongest brand.   Fastest growing British brands include tech companies ARM and Softcat, pharmaceutical brand AstraZeneca and British Gas.